The words “retweet”, “sexting“, and “cyberbullying” have been added to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary.
In celebrating its centenary anniversary, the twelfth edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary adds 400 new words, for a total of 240,000 total entries.
By including Internet slang and terminology in its latest edition, the Oxford University Press proves its commitment to “setting out new meanings for words“.
Here are a few of the new words added and their accompanying definitions:
verb: (on the social networking service Twitter) repost or forward (a message posted by another user)
noun: the sending of sexually explicit photographs or messages via mobile phone
noun: the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.